America’s Top 12—Vote for Your Favorite Today

Congratulations to the America’s Transportation Awards Top 12 finalists. Learn more about each project and vote for your favorite! You can vote once per day until voting ends at midnight on Thursday, September 21.

  1. Arkansas Department of Transportation’s Broadway Bridge over Arkansas River
  2. Colorado Department of Transportation’s US 36 Express Lanes
  3. Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Reconstruction of the I-95/I-91/Route 34 Interchange
  4. Idaho Transportation Department’s S. 20 Thornton Interchange
  5. Indiana Department of Transportation’s Ohio River Bridges—East End Crossing
  6. Iowa Department of Transportation’s Council Bluffs Interstate System Rail Relocation
  7. Kansas Department of Transportation’s Johnson County Gateway Project
  8. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Ohio River Bridges: Downtown Crossing
  9. Maine Department of Transportation’s Ogunquit Route 1
  10. Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s All Electronic Tolling Project
  11. Montana Department of Transportation’s Kalispell Bypass-U.S. 93 Alternate Route
  12. Virginia Department of Transportation’s I-66 Active Traffic Management System

The three highest scoring projects in four regional contests became the competition’s Top 12 and are now competing for the national Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award, both of which come with a $10,000 check for a charity or transportation-related scholarship of the winners’ choosing.

Now in its 10th year, the competition judges projects in three categories and sizes: Quality of Life/Community Development, Best Use of Technology & Innovation, and new this year, Operations Excellence. The projects are also divided into three sizes: small for projects (less than $25 million); medium projects ($25 million to $200 million); and, large projects (more than $200 million).

The Grand Prize will be determined by an independent panel of transportation industry experts. The People’s Choice Award will be selected through online voting by the general public. This year, online votes will be weighted to each state’s population, allowing for greater competition between states with larger and smaller populations. The winners will be announced at the AASHTO Annual Meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday, Sept. 27.